Norman on Labor and Depression – Today’s Quote

A lot of what passes for depression these days is nothing more than a body saying that it needs work.

Geoffrey Norman

The Scots on Labor – Today’s Quote

Nothing got without pains but an ill name and long nails.

Scottish Proverb

Williams on Bogus Rights – Today’s Quote

The way our Constitution’s framers used the term, a right is something that exists simultaneously among people and imposes no obligation on another. For example, the right to free speech, or freedom to travel, is something we all simultaneously possess. My right to free speech or freedom to travel imposes no obligation upon another except that of non-interference. In other words, my exercising my right to speech or travel requires absolutely nothing from you and in no way diminishes any of your rights.

Contrast that vision of a right to so-called rights to medical care, food or decent housing, independent of whether a person can pay. Those are not rights in the sense that free speech and freedom of travel are rights. If it is said that a person has rights to medical care, food and housing, and has no means of paying, how does he enjoy them? There’s no Santa Claus or Tooth Fairy who provides them. You say, “The Congress provides for those rights.” Not quite. Congress does not have any resources of its very own. The only way Congress can give one American something is to first, through the use of intimidation, threats and coercion, take it from another American. So-called rights to medical care, food and decent housing impose an obligation on some other American who, through the tax code, must be denied his right to his earnings. In other words, when Congress gives one American a right to something he didn’t earn, it takes away the right of another American to something he did earn.

Dr. Walter E. Williams via Bogus rights

Bossidy on Execution – Today’s Quote

Execution is the ability to mesh strategy with reality, align people with goals, and achieve the promised results.

Larry Bossidy

 

King on Labor – Today’s Quote

Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work.

Stephen King

Voltaire on Labor – Today’s Quote

I have no more than twenty acres of ground the whole of which I cultivate myself with the help of my children; and our labor keeps off from us the three great evils – boredom, vice, and want.

Voltaire

Galen on Labor – Today’s Quote

Employment is nature’s physician, and is essential to human happiness.

Galen

The Benedictines on Labor – Today’s Quote

To labor is to pray.

Motto of the Benedictines

Henry Ford on Work – Today’s Quote

Chop your own wood, and it will warm you twice.

Henry Ford

Rinehart on Becoming a Millionaire- Today’s Quote

There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire…  If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socializing, and more time working…  Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others.

Gina Rinehart via World’s Wealthiest Woman Tells People to Stop Envying the Wealthy & Work Harder, Gov’t Officials Flip Out | TheBlaze.com.

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